Feb 11, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Republican senators unveil immigration proposal that mirrors Trump's

President Donald Trump. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

Seven Republican senators released an immigration bill Sunday that largely mirrors a controversial proposal President Trump recently unveiled, which is expected to be debated on the floor this week, reports CNN.

Why it matters: Democrats and some Republicans have criticized many provisions in Trump’s proposal, including a plan to limit legal immigration by family members of citizens (or "chain migration"), ending the diversity visa lottery program, and providing a 10- to 12-year path to citizenship to DACA recipients in exchange for $25 billion to build a border wall.

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